This word has been gnawing at me for a few months since I tried to post it and it mysteriously vanished, followed by mental fatigue to draw upon it again. So let's now try this again and breakthrough it's resistance.
I heard the Lord calling His Bride to redress in these ways:
My wise Bride. I need My Bride to clothe herself in wisdom at this time. Not the wisdom of man, or of this world, but wisdom that can come only by My Spirit. Now is the time to ask of Me, as Solomon did, for wisdom and knowledge "so that you may rule and administer justice to My people" 2 Chronicles 1:11. The Lord found Solomons heart to be true, that he "did not ask for riches, possessions or honour and personal glory, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life", but rather a desire to lead those he was entrusted with well and justly. If ever there is a time we require increased Godly wisdom it is now, in the shift of a new era, one very different from what we have ever experienced before. The fact this verse is 1:11 didn't escape me either. Like many of us having the repetitious 1's stalking us as a sign of transition for so long, we require the wisdom and knowledge of God to best help transition the people of God, and nations. Will we value that wisdom far above our need of honour, possessions, fleshly battles and longevity of life?
My wholehearted Bride. I ask for your hand in the full covenant of marriage with Me again. Where your hands have held too tightly to my blessings that they have become the idols of your heart. Will you let go, hands and heart, and take My hands with such firmness that refuses to let go as if your life depends on it, for it does? I may ask of you to lay down the very things I originally called and blessed you to and for where they have become the preoccupation of your hands and heart in order to realign you fully to Me, heart to heart, hand to hand. I care too deeply about our commitment to one another than to allow it to spoil. But Lord, you say, you gave theses good things, why would you ask me to lay them down? If I ask you to lay them down, it is only so that you are not at servant to nor ruled by them. I would have your whole heart, I will not share the worship of your heart with any another. I will be Lord in your life, not only Saviour. But you must not have any other Lord but Me, and you must not become lord of your own life. Will you reach wholeheartedly for Me again, undivided?
My mature Bride. Everything until now has brought you thus far, in grace and in growth. But now I say to you, everything you have known has suddenly become the shallow end compared to where I now lead you. It has been rich, it has served it's purpose well, but now I am calling you out into far deeper waters than anything you have experienced so far. Hear Me calling, feel yourself submerge in the great mysteries and receive. Receive greater understanding, receive greater revelation and activation to your life. Step into new places of your calling, of relationship, of responsibility. Determine, as if by baptism, that your spiritual childlike development years are behind you. Be willing to be found in the wide spaces of the unknown with Me again, in order that you may seek and find. What I have for you is expansive. Come with me, leave immature ways and things behind you, and I will lead you on a path where you will be daily astounded by Me, and experience what is is to be fully who I have called you to be more than you currently know.
My awakened Bride. Oh sleeping in your beauty, allow My love to awaken you from your slumbering day dreaming. As like the church of Sardis "I know your deeds; you have a name (reputation) that you are alive, but [in reality] you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen and reaffirm what remains [of your faithful commitment to Me], which is about to die; for I have not found [any of] your deeds completed in the sight of My God ormeeting His requirements. So remember and take to heart the lessons you have received and heard. Keep and obey them, and repent [change your sinful way of thinking, and demonstrate your repentance with new behavior that proves a conscious decision to turn away from sin]. So then, if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you." Revelation 3:1-3. You see the church of Sardis was in a region of great reputation of wealth, splendour and industry. Yet the reputation of the church was the reputation of the world, where external works and activities that denied the power of God in exchange for works lacking in growing, continued fellowship with their Lord. Their deeds were incomplete because they were acts without faith. The Lord is making a poultice for your eyes. A healing compress. It will draw out toxic vision, ways you have viewed yourself and the world and old ways that keep you slumbering. It will relive the inflammatory response of your vision to flee or fight in response to the world around you, and it will heal your sight. Eyes that sparkle with hopeful exception. The healing of your vision of the future to come that you would see clearly, not be clouded or blinded to see Him and where He is leading clearly, nor be blindsided as you feel you have been in the past. You who have ears to hear Him calling you from your slumber, awake now, let your vision be restored.